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Summary of Rates, Charges and Fees Effective January 1, 2019

Electric Rates

Small General Service (Schedule SG)

Time period Base Charge Cost per kWh*  Cost per kW* PILT per kWh* PIF per kWh*  
Jan.-June, Oct.-Dec. $28.35 $0.08887 ---  $0.00767 $0.00646
July-Sept. $28.35 $0.09953 ---  $0.00872 $0.00646

Large General Service (Schedule LG)

Time Period Base Charge Cost per kWh*  Cost per kW* PILT per kWh* PIF per kWh*  
Jan.-June, Oct.-Dec. $145.53 $0.04593 $11.55 $0.00602 $0.00646
July-Sept. $145.53 $0.04823 $15.75 $0.00719 $0.00646

Primary Service with Customer Owned Transformer (Schedule PT)

Time Period Base Charge Cost per kWh*  Cost per kW* PILT per kWh* PIF per kWh*  
Jan.-June, Oct.-Dec. $164.22 $0.04495 $11.55 $0.00518 $0.00627
July-Sept. $164.22 $0.04720 $16.01 $0.00596 $0.00627

Table Notes

  • Coincident Peak Demand Service (see page 25 of the 2019 Rates, Charges and Fees)
  • Transmission Voltage by Contract (Schedule TS) - Contact LWP Customer Relations at970-962-3710.
  • Renewable Energy Premium per 100 kWh - $2.80
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Station - $1.00/hour
  • *kWh = kilowatt-hour, kW = kilowatt
  • The base charge is the minimum a customer will be billed each month for electric service and covers the fixed administrative costs for all customers purchasing electricity.
  • The cost per kilowatt-hour (kWh) reflects the cost of wholesale power and distribution system maintenance.
  • The cost per kilowatt (kW) applies to customers on the demand rate. Commercial customers with a demand that exceeds 50 kW, must buy power on the demand rate. On this rate, there is a charge for the kilowatt-hours of electricity used and a charge for the highest metered demand each month.
  • Payment-in-lieu of taxes (PILT) separated out in preparation for a deregulated electricity marketplace. The PILT funds are paid by the electric utility to the City's general fund.
  • The Plant Investment Fee (PIF) is a capacity charge that is allocated to expanding the electric distribution system to meet community growth. Commercial customers do not pay PIF charges for connecting to the electric system, but pay perpetually on all kilowatt-hours used. When applying for a building permit, residential customers pay a one-time charge to cover the PIF charges.
Water Rates

INSIDE CITY LIMITS OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS

Usage Rates and Base Charges 

Charge per 1,000 gallons used

Description Inside City Limits Outside City Limits
Commercial $3.58 $5.37
Irrigation $4.66 $6.99

Commercial Monthly Base Charge by Tap Size

Description Inside City Limits Outside City Limits
.75 inches $14.74 $22.11
1.00 inches $18.99 $28.49
1.50 inches $23.21 $34.82
2.00 inches $34.88

$52.32

3.00 inches $120.77 $181.16
4.00 inches $152.59 $228.89
6.00 inches $226.82 $340.23

Irrigation Monthly Base Charge by Tap Size 

Description Inside City Limits Outside City Limits
.75 inches $14.74 $22.11
1.00 inches $18.99 $28.49
1.50 inches $23.21 $34.82
2.00 inches $34.88 $52.32
3.00 inches $120.77 $181.16
4.00 inches $152.59 $228.89
6.00 inches $226.82 $340.23

 Other Classes and Tap Sizes

Description Rate
Tank (Ranch Water) and Hydrant Rate per 300 gallons $1.67
Hidden Valley Monthly Base Charge for 0.75 inch tap $186.53
Excess Water Use - Surcharge per 1,000 gallons $1.28

*All larger tap sizes for all classes will be set by city council

Usage Rate and Base Charge Table Notes:
Commercial and industrial customers must pay a surcharge after they exceed their annual allotment of water. Allotments are based on the quantity of water available to each customer depending on tap size. When more than that amount of water is used in a calendar year, the surcharge is charged in addition to the regular water rate. At the owner's option, additional water may be dedicated to the city to increase the surcharge base. Revenue from the surcharge goes into the Raw Water Fund. Customers with questions about the Excess Water Use Surcharge should contact LWP Water Resources Engineering.

System Impact Fees

Non-Residential

 Description Inside City limits Outside City limits
0.75 inch tap $7,940  $11,910
1.00 inch tap $22,020 $33,030
1.50 inch tap $40,800 $61,200

Irrigation

 Description Inside City limits Outside City limits
0.75 inch tap $18,310 $27,470
1.00 inch tap $46,730 $70,100
1.50 inch tap $114,090                  $171,140
2.00 inch tap $129,260 $193,890
3.00 inch tap $353,590 $530,390

System Impact Fee Table Notes:

  • Tap sizes larger than 3 inch shall be established by City Council
  • The impact fee for taps larger than 1.5 inch applies only to irrigation meters.
  • Non-residential taps above 1.5 inch pay the capital recovery surcharge
  •  

    Capital Recovery Surcharge

     Description Inside City limits Outside City limits
    Per 1,000 gallons of water $0.807 $1.211
    Wastewater Rates

    Monthly Flat Rate

    Description Inside City Limits Outside City Limits
    Non-residential property (Commercial or Industrial) $175.21 $262.99

     Metered Water Service

    Description Inside City Limits Outside City Limits
    Monthly Base charge - Commercial $13.51 $20.27
    Volume charge per 1000 gallons -
    Commercial
    $4.93 $7.40

     High Strength Surcharge 

    Description Inside City Limits Outside City Limits
    BOD charge per pound when discharge is greater than 330 mg/1 $0.52 $0.78
    TSS charge per pound when discharge is greater than 199 mg/1 $0.32 $0.48

     System Impact Fees (Non-Residential) 

    Description Inside City Limits Outside City Limits
    0.75 inch tap $8,110 $12,170
    1.00 inch tap $21,810              $32,720
    1.50 inch tap $38,770               $58,160
    Capital Recovery Surcharge per 1,000 gallons of sewer billed $0.832 $1.248

     Table Notes:

    • Non-residential taps above 2 inches pay the capital recovery surcharge.

    LWP is one of the lowest cost utility providers in Colorado. It is committed to keeping costs low and reliability high for all its customers. Complete details for all rates and charges as approved by the City Council on November 6, 2018 are available in the 2019 Schedule of Rates, Fees and Charges [PDF] 

    Like all utility providers, LWP must periodically evaluate the costs of providing reliable water, power and wastewater services—and the infrastructure to support them—to make sure it can afford to continue operating and serving the people of Loveland.

    Different types of customers—like residents and businesses—receive different rates based on the cost of providing them service. LWP works with expert rate consultants to review these different rates every three years, analyzing the general use of service for each group and comparing it with their unique costs.The analysis of all these rate classes ensures that one customer group does not subsidize another, and keeps LWP’s rates fair for everyone.

    Before rates can be adjusted, LWP must present its findings to the Loveland Utilities Commission (LUC) and Loveland City Council for final approval. These organizations review the study so customers can feel confident they’re receiving a fair price.

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